Position Title Assistant Professor of Animal Behavior
Position Category Faculty and Instructional
Appointment Term B = 9 month
Appointment Type Probationary; tenure track fac (N)
Total Hours or % Appointment 100%
Starting Hourly Rate
Department Name Ecology, Evolution/Behavior (441A)
College or Admin Unit Biological Sciences, College of
Campus Location Twin Cities
Job Open Date 10-14-2008
Job Close Date Open Until Filled
Internal Promotional Consideration
Required/Preferred Qualifications The Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior at the University of Minnesota announces a search for a tenure-track faculty position. We seek an innovative, productive scientist conducting research in Behavior, preferably that interfaces with either Ecology or Evolutionary Biology. We are particularly interested in research that helps to integrate the department's existing research strengths. Appointment at a more senior level may be considered for candidates with records of outstanding accomplishment.
Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in biology or a related discipline, strong publication record in disciplines related to the position, potential to initiate and sustain a strong research program in behavior, ability to communicate effectively, track record of interacting creatively and productively with other scientists, and evidence of commitment to teaching.
This position provides opportunity for collaboration within and beyond the EEB Department (Cedar Creek LTER, Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories, Institute on the Environment, Water Resources Center, and the Bell Museum of Natural History), access to students in multiple graduate programs (e.g., Ecology, Evolution and Behavior; Plant Biology; Conservation Biology; Water Resources Science) and a competitive start-up package
Duties/Responsibilities Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will develop a strong, extramurally funded integrative research program. He or she will contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching missions of the College of Biological Sciences, advise undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students, and participate in professional service. Initial teaching duties will include teaching an introductory Behavior course.
This position provides opportunity for collaboration within and beyond the EEB Department (Cedar Creek LTER, Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories, Institute on the Environment, Water Resources Center, and the Bell Museum of Natural History), access to students in multiple graduate programs (e.g., Ecology, Evolution and Behavior; Plant Biology; Conservation Biology; Water Resources Science) and a competitive start-up package.
Program/Unit Description The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Campus has extensive research facilities (high performance computing, genomics, field research stations, greenhouses, museum collections, herbarium, and laboratories). The campus is located in the heart of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, which is rich in cultural and natural attractions. For more information about the position, the department, and related initiatives (we are also searching for an animal behaviorist working at the interface with either Ecology or Evolutionary Biology) see www.cbs.umn.edu/eeb/
This information is available in alternative formats. To request disability accommodations or alternative formats contact Kathy Pollock, Dept of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, Univ. of MN, 100 Ecology, 1987 Upper Buford Circle, St. Paul, MN. 55108. Tel: 612-624-6785 email: eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%70%6f%6c%6c%61%30%30%34%40%75%6d%6e%2e%65%64%75%22%3e%70%6f%6c%6c%61%30%30%34%40%75%6d%6e%2e%65%64%75%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b'))
Application Instructions Please apply online via the Employment System at https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=77129
Applicants MUST attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three professional references, and statements of research and teaching (attach as Additional Document 1)
Applicants MAY attach copies of publications in PDF format. (attach as Additional Documents 2, 3 and/or 4).
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2008. The approximate start date of this position is September 1, 2009.